The annual dinner tradition was launched by the Hyatt Regency Bethesda along with the Greater Bethesda-Chevy Chase Chamber of Commerce and the BCC Regional Services Center after a homeless person was found frozen one winter near the back door to the hotel. The event was way to highlight poverty and need in our part of the County.
The event is now sponsored by several community companies and organizations: Bethesda-Chevy Chase Chamber of Commerce, Hyatt Regency Bethesda, Bethesda Urban Partnership, Bethesda Cares, Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center, Five Star Premier Residences of Chevy Chase, NIH-NOAA Recreation and Welfare Association, Montgomery County 2nd District police, Bethesda Volunteer Fire Department, and the B-CC Rescue Squad. Many other individuals dedicated their time to make the event a success.
|County Executive Ike Leggett and Councilmember Nancy Floreen volunteering at the Goodwill Dinner|